Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Friday, March 29, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange clivia

This beautiful bulb plant, related to amaryllis, grows well in mass plantings in Mexico. But here it is in our own Volunteer Park Conservatory!

Deep orange clivia with yellow throat, blooming in ray of sunshine inside Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bird of Paradise bud

OK, now I know why these plants are called Bird of Paradise. Doesn’t this flower bud look just like a bird’s head?

Bud of Bird of Paradise flower in Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White daffodil

Don’t you love the translucence of the petals?

Delicate and tender bloom of a white daffodil at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Monday, March 18, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Amaryllis with seeds

My windowsill Minerva amaryllis bloomed earlier. Now a second bloom is happening, and the first bloom actually set seed! Below is a view of the dark brown seed and a second, unripe pod behind it.

Minerva amaryllis second bloom this season

 

Two seed pods, one ripe, of Minerva amaryllis bulb plant

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Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Drumstick flower

I love these little yellow balls, craspedia globosa or drumstick flower. The Northwest Flower & Garden #NWFGS show never ceases to delight.

Adorable small yellow ball flowers. You can grow them from seed!

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Published Monday, March 4, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brilliant sunset

The recent sunny days and brilliant sunsets have been such a blessing to us in gray Seattle.

Winter sunset from Highline College in Des Moines, WA

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Published Thursday, February 28, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

NWFGS bouquet

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show just ended in Seattle WA is a fabulous for the bouquets as well as the garden displays. This darling one has a plant, maybe a succulent, that I have never seen. Anyone know what that big flat green thing is?

Orchids, anthuriums, and other flowers and stems in this stunning display

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Published Saturday, February 23, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower arrangement structure

Not sure what to call this blue-ribbon winning piece of floral art I saw yesterday at Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Show (#nwfgs). Not a bouquet, not really an arrangement, more like a sculpture, it towered over onlookers. The complete, enormous arrangement:

By LaVassar Florists, Path to Mindfulness

Here are closeups of the top and bottom parts

Tiers of roses and ferns bedeck this flower sculpture

 

Enchanting tiny path with ferns

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Published Monday, February 18, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple prickly pear

At the Desert Garden in Phoenix, AZ, a new succulent to me, a purple opuntia or prickly pear.

Prickly pear cactus in Arizona, in tones of lavender or purple. See the heart-shaped paddles?

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Published Saturday, February 16, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dramatic sky in Arizona in winter

Visited Camp Verde, AZ, and watched the rain clouds roll in.

A big rainstorm coming in the sky above Camp Verde AZ orchard, branches bare in the winter

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Published Sunday, February 10, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snow scene at night

My backyard view on Friday night, halfway through the big snow in Seattle. By morning, there was nine inches in my driveway. Now it’s Sunday, and more is falling!

Snow-covered trees against a dark sky, with holiday lights still on the grape arbor

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Published Saturday, February 9, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roadside saguaro cactus

North of Phoenix, AZ last week, some cactus and flowers by the highway.

Iconic saguaro cactus welcomes us to Arizona in wintertime

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